Ok so you study it and then what? What's the point? I've been interested in it and I know that sacred geometry is everywhere but what's next??
The whole idea of sacred geometry is to understand the map underneath it all. Remember what this is, this is the way spirit moves in the void. If you know and understand the underlying map, then you have the knowledge and understanding to co-create with God. I think the definition given earlier in this thread is pretty sound:
"Sacred geometry is the act of studying the divine act of creation and then using that knowledge to create in the same way. By studying nature, we find that the basic building blocks of creation are geometric. Since a divine hand is responsible for originating the numbers and proportions of the manifest universe, that geometry is sacred. Studying sacred geometry leads us to truth and self-understanding."
I don't think i quite understand but i am intrigued
metatron's cube gives you the platonic solids which are the building blocks to..?
So there are 13 different informational systems inside sacred geometry. We are talking about one here, the Metatron's cube. It is said that you can spend half of your mature life studying one information system, and still not even know everything. So lets think about this here, sacred geometry is the underlying map and basis for everything, think about all of that information. It is impossible for a human in our state of evolution to come even close to master 2 of these systems in one life. The knowledge is limitless.
But to answer you question, the platonic solids are the building blocks of the underlying structure. Look at how crystalline structures for every element form, they will all follow platonic solids. How the first eights cells of life begins, and I believe all life if I'm not mistaken. Metallurgy, dna structure, it all comes down from these platonic solids. Like wearegomba said, look at mineral, atomic structure, and these platonic solids will be important.
Here is an example with dna: "When you rotate a cube through 72 degrees in a particular patter, it makes an icosahedron, which in turn a dual with the dodecahedron. So there's a reciprocal pattern going up the dna strands; the icosahedron, then the dodecahedron, then icosahedron, continue back and forth, This rotation through the cube crates the dna molecule"
In sacred geometry the tetrahedron is fire, the hexahedron is earth, the octahedron air, the icosahedron is water, the dodecahedron is prana and the sphere is the void. When studying alchemy they seldom talk about prana because it is scared, you only hear, earth, wind, fire and water. It is said that in the Pythagorean school, if you said the word "dodecahedron" out side of school, they would kill you. That's how sacred this was.
I also see allot of talk here about the golden ratio (phi = 1.6180339...) and the Fibonacci sequence (1,1,2,3,5,8,13...). It is very important to know that one can happen in existence and one can not. I feel very strongly that there exists NO golden mean rectangles or spirals in existence unless they were made synthetically. Nature does not use this pattern and it literally does not no how to because it will go on forever. Going out forever is easier to get past in existence, never having a beginning is a different story. There is no beginning to a golden mean spiral, this is impossible to create in this realm imo.
If you take a the diagonal line, lay it down flat, then complete the rectangle formed with the new extension, you have a golden mean rectangle. To get another rectangle, all you have to do is measure the rectangles shorter edge and plot a distance along the longer side, which makes a square. The area that is left over is another golden mean. You can then take the shorter edge again and plot it along the longer edge to make another, this can go on FOREVER. See the problem here with creation? This cannot not happen in the created realm...
What is existence answer to this problem? The Fibonacci sequence, Life came up with another way, life will always find a way. Its way was to copy the golden ration but in the only way it could. Look what happens when you divide each number of the Fibonacci sequence into the next higher number. By steps 55 and 89, the two are practically identical (to golden mean - 1.6180339...). They eye could not tell the difference at this point. This is very important! The difference between the golden mean/ratio and Fibonacci must be realized to move on, the Fibonacci has a defined beginning, the golden mean/ratio does not.
In divine friendship,
Edited by dpwishy, 11 November 2010 - 07:58 PM.